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Odds
Website: http://www.craignorthey.com



Biography

Craig Northey was a founding member and one of the principal singer/ songwriters of the band Odds. Odds wrote and recorded four albums; Neopolitan (1991, Zoo/ BMG); Bedbugs (1993, Zoo/ BMG); Good Weird Feeling (1995, Elektra/ Warner Canada), and Nest (1996, Elektra/ Warner Canada). All four received international critical favour, and made a significant impact at retail; Nest achieved Gold status in Canada, and Good Weird Feeling went Platinum.

Throughout its life, Odds made regular top ten singles and videos. Songs like 'Someone Whos Cool', 'Make You Mad', 'Heterosexual Man', 'It Falls Apart', 'Eat My Brain', and 'Nothing Beautiful' were radio and music TV staples. Odds were continuously nominated for Junos (two for Best Songwriter) and a bunch of MuchMusic video awards.

A friendship with the comedy troupe Kids In The Hall offered Craig the opportunity to write the musical score for the 1995 feature film Brain Candy (1996, Paramount/Lakeshore). Then in 1999 he wrote and recorded the score for Bruce McCulloch's first feature film Dog Park (Lions Gate/Columbia/TriStar) starring Janeane Garafolo, Luke Wilson and Natasha Henstridge. Craig received a Genie nomination for the song 'Somedays Its Dark'. Most recently, Craig scored and starred as musical director on the 'Kids In The Hall' North American Tour in 2002.

Craig continues to commission work for other artists. Some of his most recent work has been for artists like Colin James, the Who, David Gamson (Scritti Politti), Glen Phillips (Toad The Wet Sprocket), Wide Mouth Mason, Splendid, Damhnait Doyle, Paul Hyde, The Waltons, Chin Injeti (Bass is Base), Leah Andreone, and Jesse Valenzuela (Gin Blossoms). His writing collaboration with Colin James led to an extended stint in the Colin James Band, a credit as co-producer on the 2001 release Fuse and co-writer on 2003s Traveler. Craig also wrote the song 'Beautiful Pain' on Roseanne Cashs Grammy nominated release Rules of Travel (2003).

At one point in 2001 Craig had 5 songs by three different artists all charting in the same two-week period.

Craig released the much-anticipated solo album Giddy Up on February 4th, 2003 and has toured across Canada with his Power Trio. He is currently finishing off a collaborative CD with Jesse Valenzuela of The Gin Blossoms, scheduled for release Summer 2004.




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